Cedars-Sinai Named to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network

The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation has named Cedars-Sinai part of its Care Center Network, a group of medical centers that have demonstrated expertise in treating and supporting people with this deadly disease.

HER2 Pathways in Breast Cancer May Hold Key to Effective Treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 13, 2022) — FINDINGS A new study led by Cedars-Sinai investigators suggests HER2 signaling may be a key driver of fibroblast invasion and can serve as a target for therapeutic intervention in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. HER2 is…

New Clinical Practice Guidelines on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Progressive Pulmonary Fibrosis

Almost four years since the last guidance on the diagnosis and management of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, the American Thoracic Society – in collaboration with the European Respiratory Society, Japanese Respiratory Society and Asociacion Latinoamericana de Torax – has issued new guidelines for clinicians. The guidelines are available online in the May 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

The Role of Air Pollution in Pulmonary Fibrosis

To mark Clean Air Month, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) aims to increase public understanding of the role air pollution has in the development of interstitial lung diseases (ILD) such as pulmonary fibrosis (PF), including how polluted air can make you sick and the telltale signs to be aware of.

Targeting mechanosensitive protein could treat pulmonary fibrosis, study suggests

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified a new molecular target that could potentially treat the deadly, aging-related lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The study, which will be published March 10 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), suggests that targeting a protein called MDM4 could prevent respiratory failure by initiating a genetic program that removes scar tissue from the lungs.

Healthy Lung Month: Know these pulmonary fibrosis risk factors

October is Healthy Lung Month, an apt time to educate the public about the importance of protecting our lungs against mold, airborne pollutants and smoking – which put hundreds of thousands of Americans at higher risk for pulmonary fibrosis (PF).

Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month Highlights Realities of Rare Disease

September’s Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month shares crucial realities and insights about the rare disease, its symptoms and helpful resources provided by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation to educate the public about this devastating disease which impacts over 200,000 Americans.